On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5082 to S. 2731 (Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008)

Date:

Jul 16, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #180
110th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 2731 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 28
 
 
 
28%
0 28 0
  Nay 67
 
 
 
67%
47 18 2
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
3 2 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.